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April 28, 2024 Mustang News

Good evening Mustang Families. We hope you are having a wonderful weekend! As a reminder, Martin is closed to students on Monday, April 29th, for a Staff Workday. We will reopen to students on Tuesday, April 30th.


Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month: We will recognize and celebrate the contributions that both Asian/Pacific Americans and Jewish Americans have made to American history, society, and culture during the month of May.                 


Spring Concerts: Our Spring Concert Season continues this week as the Martin Band Department will take the stage for its concert on Thursday, May 2nd. The concert begins at 7pm in the auditorium.


May Martin Family Coffee: We will host a Virtual Family Coffee on May 3rd at 8am. The meet link for the Coffee is: We will talk about preparing for the EOG/EOC and the end of the school year.


Under the Stars: This year’s 8th Grade Dance is scheduled for Friday, May 31st, from 6:30-8:30. Please see the linked permission form with all the needed information about the dance.



Missing Work: All missing assignments and assessments are due on May 8th for the first half of the quarter. This will allow teachers the opportunity to evaluate and update grades prior to the midpoint of the quarter the following week. Please check Canvas and PowerSchool for any assignments or assessments that are missing. Students should also check in with teachers if they have questions.



World Language Exams: Students enrolled in the High School Credit level of Spanish, French and German will begin their exams on May 20th. Please contact the World Language Teachers for more information.



2nd Step: All students will engage in a Second Step lesson on Thursday during Corral. The lesson topics and conversation starters for each grade are:

6th Grade: Why Conflicts Escalate - Students identify behaviors that can cause conflicts to escalate, so they keep them from becoming more serious.

Conversation Starter – Tell your student about a time when you played a part in escalating a conflict. Explain what you wished you had done instead. Ask if they are part of a conflict right now that they need help with.


7th Grade: Conflicts and Perspectives - Students will learn how to listen to and consider someone else’s perspective during a conflict.

Conversation Starter – Share a time in your life when your view of a conflict changed because you were able to see it from another person’s perspective. Ask if they have changed their view about a conflict lately.


8th Grade: Values and Relationships - Students will draw connections between their values and the healthy relationships in their life.

Conversation Starter – Ask about how one of their values shows up in a healthy relationship they have. This could be a friendship, a sibling or other familial relationship, or even a professional relationship with a teacher or coach.



EOG/EOC Remediation and Readministration Program: All students will take the EOG/EOC State Test at the end of the school year. Should students meet the criteria for our EOG/EOC Remediation and Readministration program, you will receive an invitation for your student to attend the program after the testing window closes on June 12th. For planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are June 13th and 14th. Transportation will be provided, and breakfast and lunch will be available.



EOG/EOC Volunteers Needed: Can you help supervise restrooms and hallways during the EOGs and EOCs? This position is easy, but essential. The only requirements are to whisper when speaking and not talk to students about the tests. If you're able to help, please go here and sign up. Thank you in advance for volunteering!

Please send any questions about volunteering for EOGs and EOCs to Ms. Bonham West (


Yearbook: The yearbook staff has worked extremely hard on this year’s yearbook! Once we sell out, there will be no more books available. Order your 2024 Martin Yearbook using this link or call 1-877-767-5217. Email Mrs. Bricker ( with questions. Thank you! 



Parent Survey: There are a couple more weeks left to complete the Parent Survey and we want to hear from all our families. We will use your feedback to strengthen the learning environment and experiences for you and your student. Please take a moment, if you have not already, to complete the survey. It closes on May 17thClick here to access the survey.



Clubs on Campus: 

Art Garden Club: Wednesday, May 1st from 2:30-3:30 in room 3005. Contact Ms. Bennett ( with questions.


Crochet Club: Thursday, May 2nd from 2:30-3:00 in room 2001. Contact Ms. Bradley ( with questions.


Culture Club: Friday, May 3rd from 2:20-3:20 in room 1030. Contact Ms. Aqqad ( with questions.



Athletics this Week: All games and meets begin at 4pm unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the gate for $6.

All student spectators are to be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each sporting event.


Tuesday, 4/30                    Soccer v Carnage

Thursday, 5/2                    Softball v Oberlin (4:15)



From the PTA: 

General PTA Meeting: We will hold a Virtual General PTA Meeting on Math 15th at 7pm where we will vote on leadership and major committee positions. We will also vote on a proposed budget for 2024-25.

All Martin parents are welcome and encouraged to join the meeting. To join via video, use the following link: You can also join by phone by dialing  +1 585-491-8669 and enter this PIN: 718 767 609#.


The 2024-25 Slate of Officers is:

  • President                                                       Bryan Cates
  • Vice President                                            Missy Currin
  • Secretary                                                       Langdon Harris
  • Treasurer                                                      Victoria Wheeler Rectanus
  • Board Member At-Large                             Erin Capps
  • Board Member At-Large                             Amy Leden
  • Board Member At-Large                             Meredith Hammer
  • Board Member At-Large                             Ushma Oldham
  • Advocacy                                                       Leigh Duke
  • Audit                                                              Anna Townsend
  • Nominating                                                   TBD (Nov. 2024)
  • Membership, Communications, Big Red Leah Rosen
  • Hospitality                                                     Ginger Atkiss


The Proposed PTA Budget can be found here.


Thank you, Mustang Families, and have a wonderful evening.